ANKENY, Iowa — Casey’s General Stores Inc. officially opened its $62 million distribution center in Joplin, Mo., on April 15, the convenience-store chain’s third warehouse, logistics and distribution facility.
Casey's first distribution center is at its headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa. It opened its second distribution center in Terre Haute, Ind., in 2016.
- Casey's is No. 4 on the 2021 Top 40 update ofCSP's Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by store count.
The new facility will serve 400 to 600 of the company’s stores. Casey’s operates more than 2,200 convenience stores in 16 states throughout the Midwest and South with approximately 500 stores across the region comprised of Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas.
“Every day at Casey’s, we are providing guests freshly prepared foods and the products they need and want. Our Joplin distribution team will play a key role in delivering on this promise,” said Darren Rebelez, president and CEO of Casey’s. “We appreciate the support from the state of Missouri and city of Joplin as we worked to make this project a reality. Casey’s Joplin distribution center is key to our plan for accelerated store growth over the next two years.”
Gov. Mike Parson, Joplin Mayor Ryan Stanley and representatives from the Joplin Chamber of Commerce were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the facility, which adds 125 jobs to the region.
“Casey’s has had a longstanding presence in Missouri and has provided opportunities to thousands of Missourians across the state,” Parson said. “We appreciate Casey’s continued commitment and look forward to its future growth and success.”
The City of Joplin, Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Department of Economic Development, Liberty Utilities, Missouri American Water, Missouri Partnership, MOKAN Regional Partnership and Spire all worked to bring Casey's newest facility to Missouri.